08-30-2007 11:17 AM
I'd like take the chance to thank you from all of us! You've given so much of your time, and such great insight into your process in creating such a moving character. It has felt like reading the intimate autobiography of a figure who in many ways has been "lost" to our understanding, simply by being so famous. You've been wonderfully responsive to our questions here, and I hope we will get the chance to take part in this forum with your next book!
And thanks to the group! I'm tremendously impressed by the subtle readings, bright comments, and the new additions to my own TBR list from all of you!
08-30-2007 12:23 PM
08-30-2007 03:12 PM
Also, thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion. I had fun talking with all of you and hope to see you all in future B&N on line discussions.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
08-30-2007 03:59 PM
Abundance was far better than I would have hoped. You betrayed so vividly the life that Marie Antonette had to have lived in her era of time. It was absolutely heartwarming. Thanks again and come back soon.
Thanks Rachel for keeping us on the right track! Loved your comments also. See you again on the board.
Thanks all readers for some great input!
08-31-2007 09:05 PM
Fozzie, Marcia and others have, in addition, added much to our reading of this wonderful book. I hope to see you again in future B&N book groups.
Sena, your insights have greatly enriched the reading your book. Thank you so much for spending so much time with us.
I have never before read a book and and, as a result, ordered three related books, two from your bibliography. I have felt driven to delve deeper into the life and times of a woman whom I had largely written off prior to reading your book. Thank you. This experience has been so much fun!
You have made her live and breathe for us, humanizing her to the point that I came to care intensely about her and her development as a woman of more substance than I could have imagined, heretofore. That is a great accomplishment. Kudos to you, Sena.
Now, on to "Ahab's Wife," accompanied by CDs of "Moby Dick."